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September 5, 2006

Action Alert - Coming ABC 9/11 Show Contains RW Lies

-- by Dave Johnson

An upcoming ABC 9/11 "docudrama" contains right-wing-planted propaganda, including a lie that the Clinton administration refused to kill bin Laden. We need people to act on this. Click this link.

In fact, Clinton had authorized killing bin Laden. In fact the Republicans BLOCKED Clinton's anti-terrorism efforts. In fact, Bush received a memo titled Bin Laden Determined To Attack Inside the US and went on vacation instead of doing something about it.

Think Progress has the story.

Meanwhile, ABC distributed info on the show to right-wing outlets only. Digby has more,

When this was revealed, the lefty bloggers who asked ABC for copies so that they might see it too, were told that they would have to wait until this week. Obviously, none of us will be able to screen it until Wednesday at the earliest and probably not even then.

... Smells of agenda, indeed. Obviously,since only some people have had a chance to watch the movie and guage its accuracy, it's difficult to know.

Firedoglake has more,

When challenged to explain why the right-wing blogosphere is abuzz with praise for the film, director David Cunningham responded that "we are also being accused of being a left wing movie that bashes Bush" — a claim for which there is absolutely no evidence. I searched Technorati for mentions of the film and found 260 references, mostly from conservative websites, every single one of which had nothing but praise for the film. And although I found numerous examples of conservative pundits and bloggers who reported seeing pre-broadcast screenings, no leftist pundits or bloggers had been given a chance to see it...
Also - ABC not allowing progressive bloggers on a press conference call about the show.

Posted by Dave Johnson at September 5, 2006 8:31 AM

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Comments

Osama Bin Laden has enjoyed 1818 days of freedom with less government scrutiny than any of us.

I suggest that we make dunce hats with ABC and numbers on them, 36 is the number of days between the August 6 PDB and the "spectacular" attack. 1823 is the number of days Bin Laden will have remained free by the first day of the show.

Lambert has incredibly great news about Bush getting a $450 million dollar slush fund just in time to do election stuff:

http://www.correntewire.com/bush_im_a_lumberjack#comment

Posted by: grannyinsanity [TypeKey Profile Page] at September 5, 2006 11:07 AM

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